Photo of Jane Woodbridge, PhD, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Jane Woodbridge
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Offering 10 session individualised DBT programs and EMDR.
Offering 10 session individualised DBT programs and EMDR.
(02) 4214 4805 View (02) 4214 4805
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Melinda McKeown
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Meet Me At The Temple Counselling... I am a counsellor with 15 years experience treating anxiety, panic, phobias, low self esteem, stress, depression, peri-natal anxiety and depression, grief and loss. I believe positive change is possible with therapeutic support based on compassion, understanding and warmth. My favourite place to meet up is at the Nan Tien Temple but I also have a clinic conveniently located in Wollongong if you prefer. I use a combination of traditional, evidence based counselling practices and Buddhist principles. Mindfulness is a source of happiness!
Meet Me At The Temple Counselling... I am a counsellor with 15 years experience treating anxiety, panic, phobias, low self esteem, stress, depression, peri-natal anxiety and depression, grief and loss. I believe positive change is possible with therapeutic support based on compassion, understanding and warmth. My favourite place to meet up is at the Nan Tien Temple but I also have a clinic conveniently located in Wollongong if you prefer. I use a combination of traditional, evidence based counselling practices and Buddhist principles. Mindfulness is a source of happiness!
(02) 4210 5342 View (02) 4210 5342
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Counselling Wollongong
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Jacob and Amna will help you...“Once you understand the four mechanisms that determine why different parts of your ‘self’ do disturbing behaviours, then you can begin to compassionately change your behaviours in a sustainable way” Child mechanism an internal override of unique expression. Adolescent mechanism an attempt to override Externally. Adult mechanism an override of the Adolescent Mechanism. Self-Distraction/Medication an attempt to override seemingly overwhelming feelings. Our counsellors get the most fulfilment and satisfaction by helping people become ’emotionally independent’.
Jacob and Amna will help you...“Once you understand the four mechanisms that determine why different parts of your ‘self’ do disturbing behaviours, then you can begin to compassionately change your behaviours in a sustainable way” Child mechanism an internal override of unique expression. Adolescent mechanism an attempt to override Externally. Adult mechanism an override of the Adolescent Mechanism. Self-Distraction/Medication an attempt to override seemingly overwhelming feelings. Our counsellors get the most fulfilment and satisfaction by helping people become ’emotionally independent’.
(02) 4210 5604 View (02) 4210 5604
Photo of Sam Manago, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Sam Manago
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Sam is a Registered Psychologist with over 16 years’ experience in clinical, workers compensation, education, and disability settings. Sam has worked with diverse populations young and old with clients from different backgrounds and abilities, to help reach their mental health or career goals. Sam has a particular interest and expertise working with adults who have perfectionism and people pleasing traits. He uses a tailored approach to counselling using a blend of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in combination with mindfulness techniques.
Sam is a Registered Psychologist with over 16 years’ experience in clinical, workers compensation, education, and disability settings. Sam has worked with diverse populations young and old with clients from different backgrounds and abilities, to help reach their mental health or career goals. Sam has a particular interest and expertise working with adults who have perfectionism and people pleasing traits. He uses a tailored approach to counselling using a blend of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in combination with mindfulness techniques.
(02) 4210 5891 View (02) 4210 5891
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Courtney Luftig
Psychotherapist, AASW
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500  (Online Only)
I have six years of experience working in the mental health field and the centre of my practice is making my clients feel safe through a holistic approach. I provide support to individuals and couples that are having breakdowns in their relationships. Within my couples therapy sessions, my aim is to help both parties feel seen, heard and understood. The center of most breakdowns is communication. I am here to help you take a step back and observe your thoughts and feelings, without judgment. I also provide support to people that are living with anxiety, depression, mood disorders and people that suffer from self esteem issues.
I have six years of experience working in the mental health field and the centre of my practice is making my clients feel safe through a holistic approach. I provide support to individuals and couples that are having breakdowns in their relationships. Within my couples therapy sessions, my aim is to help both parties feel seen, heard and understood. The center of most breakdowns is communication. I am here to help you take a step back and observe your thoughts and feelings, without judgment. I also provide support to people that are living with anxiety, depression, mood disorders and people that suffer from self esteem issues.
(02) 4214 4816 View (02) 4214 4816
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Sarah Conway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Immediate availability to see children, adolescents and their families.
Immediate availability to see children, adolescents and their families.
(02) 4214 8821 View (02) 4214 8821
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Tracey Rovere
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
Tracey Rovere Psychotherapist, Marriage Counsellor and Relationship Coach addresses many challenges that come with partnerships and relationships. Areas of counselling include; disconnection of intimacy, infidelity, trust issues, difficulty in communication, conflict and working through separation if necessary. The counselling process can help to enhance the friendship and support couples to feel more connected with one another. Other concerns in relationships such as substance use, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, trauma and attachment concerns are also explored in our practice to help you move forward.
(02) 4210 9059 View (02) 4210 9059
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Counselling Wollongong
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and compassionate counseling professional with a deep-rooted connection to my Aboriginal heritage, I bring a unique and holistic approach to counselling and wellbeing. My extensive experience in developing and leading impactful programs has equipped me with the skills to support individuals through a range of challenges.
As a dedicated and compassionate counseling professional with a deep-rooted connection to my Aboriginal heritage, I bring a unique and holistic approach to counselling and wellbeing. My extensive experience in developing and leading impactful programs has equipped me with the skills to support individuals through a range of challenges.
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Susana Zuluaga
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
As a registered psychologist, my primary goal is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where you can feel understood and empowered. I believe in the profound impact of empathy and the importance of walking alongside my clients through their unique journeys. With a client-centred approach, I focus on your strengths, helping you harness your inherent potential to overcome challenges and thrive.
As a registered psychologist, my primary goal is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where you can feel understood and empowered. I believe in the profound impact of empathy and the importance of walking alongside my clients through their unique journeys. With a client-centred approach, I focus on your strengths, helping you harness your inherent potential to overcome challenges and thrive.
(02) 4214 8403 View (02) 4214 8403
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Dr Sophie Russell
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
Hi, I'm Sophie, I aim to offer a warm and supportive therapeutic space so we can engage in individualised psychotherapy. I am a clinically trained psychologist with 7 years of therapy experience, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I hope to create a welcoming therapy space, to work with whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety and distress related to past trauma/difficult experiences. I also find psychotherapy for self/identity exploration and diverse genders and sexuality (LGBTQI+) really rewarding.
(02) 4210 5803 View (02) 4210 5803
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Danielle Waters
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist who can help you to develop personal insight and to address symptoms of a range of anxiety disorders; mood related issues; trauma; addiction; distress and overwhelming emotions; life stress; personality challenges and related unhelpful coping; interpersonal and relationship issues; communication skills. I can help you define your values and address the barriers that stop you from living in line with these. We will work together to create meaningful goals.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who can help you to develop personal insight and to address symptoms of a range of anxiety disorders; mood related issues; trauma; addiction; distress and overwhelming emotions; life stress; personality challenges and related unhelpful coping; interpersonal and relationship issues; communication skills. I can help you define your values and address the barriers that stop you from living in line with these. We will work together to create meaningful goals.
(02) 8776 3282 View (02) 8776 3282
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Adam Finch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience across private and public mental health settings. I provide therapy for people aged 15+ and draw from a range of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to suit the individual's needs. My therapy involves developing a clear understanding of the origins of psychological patterns as well as skill-based strategies for meeting personal goals in the here and now.
(02) 4214 4833 View (02) 4214 4833
Photo of Jessica Barlow, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Jessica Barlow
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Currently accepting new clients. I offer an integrative approach to counselling, working across a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks. I believe that genuine and empathic connection is fundamental to coping with the difficulties that come with living life as a human in the modern world. I am passionate about supporting clients to deepen their self-understanding and explore how life experiences shape their values, thoughts, and emotions.
Currently accepting new clients. I offer an integrative approach to counselling, working across a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks. I believe that genuine and empathic connection is fundamental to coping with the difficulties that come with living life as a human in the modern world. I am passionate about supporting clients to deepen their self-understanding and explore how life experiences shape their values, thoughts, and emotions.
0406 194 973 View 0406 194 973
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Hope Christian Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Nada, talking about our thoughts and feelings with someone we barely know can be a scary experience. I offer a gentle, compassionate approach which takes the fear out of this process and helps you feel comfortable and safe. I follow your lead in discovering your personal story and help you to uncover the wonderful strengths that you have. You can walk with me in the beautiful outdoors or wrap yourself in a blanky in your own home via telehealth or meet in person with me. I am trained in a range of evidenced based therapies and as we work together we can explore how they can support your wellbeing.
Hi, I'm Nada, talking about our thoughts and feelings with someone we barely know can be a scary experience. I offer a gentle, compassionate approach which takes the fear out of this process and helps you feel comfortable and safe. I follow your lead in discovering your personal story and help you to uncover the wonderful strengths that you have. You can walk with me in the beautiful outdoors or wrap yourself in a blanky in your own home via telehealth or meet in person with me. I am trained in a range of evidenced based therapies and as we work together we can explore how they can support your wellbeing.
(02) 4214 8627 View (02) 4214 8627
Photo of Klaudia Gebert, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Klaudia Gebert
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Klaudia believes in working collaboratively with you to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. She understands that each experience is unique, and therefore treatment must be tailored to meet individual needs. Klaudia goes beyond a band-aid treatment approach to help you understand your underlying causes, what perpetuates your current difficulties and empowers you to make lifelong sustainable changes. She has an approach that is both warm and empathically challenging to help you build motivation and accountability, while getting your needs met through the therapeutic journey.
Klaudia believes in working collaboratively with you to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. She understands that each experience is unique, and therefore treatment must be tailored to meet individual needs. Klaudia goes beyond a band-aid treatment approach to help you understand your underlying causes, what perpetuates your current difficulties and empowers you to make lifelong sustainable changes. She has an approach that is both warm and empathically challenging to help you build motivation and accountability, while getting your needs met through the therapeutic journey.
(02) 4288 2540 View (02) 4288 2540
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Schema Therapy Wollongong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
At Schema Therapy Wollongong, we are a team of psychologists dedicated to helping clients break the cycle of their self-defeating behaviour. We are passionate about Schema Therapy and have seen the real and lasting change it provides clients in their lives.
At Schema Therapy Wollongong, we are a team of psychologists dedicated to helping clients break the cycle of their self-defeating behaviour. We are passionate about Schema Therapy and have seen the real and lasting change it provides clients in their lives.
(02) 4210 5986 View (02) 4210 5986
Photo of Sharon Ursell, ACA-L1, Psychotherapist
Sharon Ursell
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Coniston, NSW 2500
As a dedicated psychotherapist and behavioural specialist, I bring over 15 years of experience to my practice. My expertise is working with children, adolescents and adults grappling with complex trauma, anxiety, and behavioural challenges. My passion lies in offering holistic support to individuals navigating the intricate landscape of improving and maintaining mental wellbeing.
As a dedicated psychotherapist and behavioural specialist, I bring over 15 years of experience to my practice. My expertise is working with children, adolescents and adults grappling with complex trauma, anxiety, and behavioural challenges. My passion lies in offering holistic support to individuals navigating the intricate landscape of improving and maintaining mental wellbeing.
(02) 4210 5337 View (02) 4210 5337
Photo of Clemency Doyle - Art Therapist, MA, AThR, Counsellor
Clemency Doyle - Art Therapist
Counsellor, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Art Therapy is a fantastic place to start, especially if you're feeling unsure where to start. I provide a service that is tailored to each individual's needs, so just bring your fine self. Don't worry if you've never heard of art therapy or never made art before, it's simply another way to communicate, express and experiment.
Art Therapy is a fantastic place to start, especially if you're feeling unsure where to start. I provide a service that is tailored to each individual's needs, so just bring your fine self. Don't worry if you've never heard of art therapy or never made art before, it's simply another way to communicate, express and experiment.
(02) 4214 8497 View (02) 4214 8497
Photo of Gary Bunker, ACA-L1, Counsellor
Gary Bunker
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel like the people around you need you to be strong, but you feel like you’re about to break, or have already broken? Does a voice in your head criticise everything you do and leave you feeling miserable and alone? Are you feeling like you're different from everyone around you? You’re not alone, you’re not broken, and there is a way to change those feelings and to handle those pressures and fears. You might be looking for solutions and feeling trapped, or hopeless. You’re not trapped, and there is hope - you just need someone to share this with, and to help you see your way forward. That’s what I do.
Do you feel like the people around you need you to be strong, but you feel like you’re about to break, or have already broken? Does a voice in your head criticise everything you do and leave you feeling miserable and alone? Are you feeling like you're different from everyone around you? You’re not alone, you’re not broken, and there is a way to change those feelings and to handle those pressures and fears. You might be looking for solutions and feeling trapped, or hopeless. You’re not trapped, and there is hope - you just need someone to share this with, and to help you see your way forward. That’s what I do.
(02) 4214 4789 View (02) 4214 4789
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Mind Mode
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wollongong, NSW 2500
I work with clients from all backgrounds, and any gender, using techniques to help people suffering from a range of mental health issues including mood and adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar & adjustment disorder. I feel passionately about working with people on increasing their self-esteem and assertiveness skills, improving their interpersonal and self care skills. I also love working with couples to rebuild and strengthen relationships.
I work with clients from all backgrounds, and any gender, using techniques to help people suffering from a range of mental health issues including mood and adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar & adjustment disorder. I feel passionately about working with people on increasing their self-esteem and assertiveness skills, improving their interpersonal and self care skills. I also love working with couples to rebuild and strengthen relationships.
(02) 4058 4423 View (02) 4058 4423

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2500

100+

Average cost per session

$168

Counsellors in 2500 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
81% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Medicare Rebates
38% NDIS
36% Bupa

How Counsellors in 2500 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2500?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.